Ardrossan singer and songwritern Nico Ev will release her second EP, Human, on September 29.

The highly rated former Winton Primary pupil has won a lot of airplay, including on BBC Radio Scotland when her first release Hunter came out a couple of years ago.

It saw her named as Freshman Guitars’ ‘Artist of the week’, and gained excellent feedback from Scottish radio presenters Iain Anderson and Jim Gellatly. 

In March, Nico played a sold-out debut headline show at Glasgow’s Glad Café, and in July played King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut as part of DF concerts Summer Nights Series.

Next, Nico takes the stage at iconic Glasgow venue St Luke’s on September 10.

Maintaining her distinct vocal style, Human develops her ability to evoke feelings through carefully constructed lyrics and subtle melodies with some unexpected twists thanks to producer Jack Henderson.

The theme of the new EP is Human connection. The tracks explore what it means to be human and the range of emotions that accompany the experience. It explores highs and lows, each track dealing with a different emotion. 

Angeline deals with separation from loved ones, Just Hold On is about holding on to hope during dark times, Beast of Mine is about self-doubt and The Final Ride serves as a reminder to be kind and loving to those around us.  

Together they provide insight into the complexity of human existence and highlight the pain and the trium

At the time of her first release, Nicol told the Herald: “Singing and songwriting is something I’ve loved since I was a little girl and it’s just something that came naturally to me.

“Growing up I learned how to play guitar and other instruments and I have always enjoyed it.

“For a good few years, I wasn’t formally songwriting until one of my friends encouraged me to enter a competition.

“It hadn’t even struck me that people would be interested in my songs or even listen to them but after deciding to enter the competition, I won, and I was absolutely over the moon.”